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Bulletin: BMW N47 Head Gasket Differences

Models Affected: BMW 118D, 120D, 123D, 220D, 318D, 320D, 420D, 520D, X1, X3, X5 Engines: N47D20C, N47D20A-B, N47D20D Years: 2007 – 2017 The team here at Southside Cylinder Heads have come across a variation between head gaskets on the BMW N47 Diesel Engines.  Both head gaskets look nearly identical however they are not interchangeable and using […]

Toyota And Subaru Valve Spring Recall

Australian Subaru and Toyota dealerships have sent out a recall on valve springs in Toyota 86 and Subaru Impreza, XV, Forester and BRZ. This effects 5,407 Toyota 86 vehicles produced from April 2012 to July 2013. The Subaru recalls affect over 24,000 cars including Impreza models from year 2012-2013, as well as XV and Forester […]

WEAT 3.0L Cylinder Heads

Quality castings, assembled in house with genuine components Now In Stock Ford/Mazda WEAT 2.5 & 3.0 DOHC Cylinder Head Kits Choose from two options: Cylinder head kit assembled with valves & springs, includes VRS gasket set, graded head gasket & head bolt set $1790.00 trade (includes g.s.t. on exchange basis) Cylinder head kit fully assembled […]

Catch cans what are they and do I need one?

A catch can sits in between your crankcase and intake system, and it is designed to separate the fluid and mist from the air that makes its way through and catch it in the bottom of the unit. By design some oil and fuel escapes from the motor with the excess pressure that builds up […]

Engine Temperature Alarm

  Engine Temperature Alarms  –  For Piece Of Mind   We are seeing an increasing call for aftermarket engine temperature monitors and alarms, this is because of two reasons. 1. More vehicles are being released that don’t have a traditional temperature gauge on the dashboard.  Manufacturers are replacing temperature gauges with warning lights on the […]

Friction Discs

Friction Discs or Diamond Washers – A New Era   Component downsizing and cost saving during manufacture has pushed vehicle manufactures to look for other ways of carrying out what used to be a simple undertaking. One example is moving away from keyways on high load components such as camshafts, crankshafts and injector pumps. The […]

Bulletin – Volkswagen 1.4 Piston Failure

November 20, 2017 Models Affected: Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, Polo 2008 – 2012 (1.4 TSI Twin Charged Engine) The widely acclaimed 118 TSI 1.4-litre twincharged engine in the Golf and Jetta uses both turbocharging and supercharging to deliver the torque of a 2.0-litre with the economy of a smaller-capacity engine, and has been voted international engine […]

Manifold & EGR Ultrasonic Cleaning

Today’s turbo diesel technology is evolving faster than ever before, increased power output, lower fuel consumption and lower emission values are expected with every new model that manufacturers release. To help accomplish this, most models utilize whats called an EGR system.  This is a series of ports and valves designed to divert a small percentage […]

Bulletin – Suzuki Grand Vitara cracking issues

Models Affected – Grand Vitara JB 2008 – 2009 (2.4l J24B Engine) Fault – Crack in top of cylinder head, water mixing with engine oil Symptoms – Milky colour oil, loss of coolant with no external leaks present, water contamination in engine oil. The first run of J24B engines suffer from cracking in the top of the […]

Toyota 1KD-FTV Piston Failure

Toyota Hilux 1KD-FTV EURO 4 Spec   Models – KUN26, KDJ120, KDJ125, KDJ150, KDJ155 Fault – Crack in piston, can lead to localised rupture Symptoms – Sudden loss of power, engine runs rough (on 3 cylinders), loud knock at idle, black smoke from exhaust, excessive crankcase pressures When disassembling the engine, there are cracks detected […]